Padres Avoid Arbitration With Carlos Quentin

The Padres announced that they avoided arbitration with outfielder Carlos Quentin and Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com tweets that the sides agreed to a $7.025MM salary for 2012. MLBTR had projected a $6.6MM salary for the CAA client.

The Padres have two unsigned arbitration eligible players: Dustin Moseley and Clayton Richard.


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4 Comments on "Padres Avoid Arbitration With Carlos Quentin"


Alex
3 years 7 months ago

I still don’t understand the Quentin acquisition for San Diego. Isn’t $7 million like 20% of their total payroll? Add that to the $7 million being paid to Huston Street, and that’s a pretty excessive proportion of money going to two players for a team that really isn’t expected to contend this year.

Donald Munson
3 years 7 months ago

It may be a high percentage of their payroll, but they had room to increase payroll. If I recall they said they were looking to up the budget to ~50 million this year giving them this sort of flexibility. 

iheartyourfart
3 years 7 months ago

the payroll is closer to $60m after arbitration cases, and expected to rise gradually to $75-80m in the next few seasons.  neither quentin or street have commitments past this season so its worth a 1-year gamble if its not going to hamstring the franchise and could generate extra trade value at the very least.

iheartyourfart
3 years 7 months ago

the payroll is closer to $60m after arbitration cases, and expected to rise gradually to $75-80m in the next few seasons.  neither quentin or street have commitments past this season so its worth a 1-year gamble if its not going to hamstring the franchise and could generate extra trade value at the very least.